For many of us,it seems we are perpetually connected. Ability to be reached,or reached out is to some degree ubiquitous.
It makes it incredibly difficult to disconnect, go off grid,or even just ‘mute’ the constant barrage of information (and in many cases,quite honestly,noise).
Recently I have taken to minimizing any type of alert sounds,my thought process being that maybe if that’s what I wanted to focus on,I’d be doing that.
Which brings me to OmmWriter. I first heard about it a few months back,and thought to myself,well why would I want to download something that somewhat forcibly cocoons me while I’m in the program. Do I not lack the discipline to just buckle down and focus.
I admit to being somewhat anal retentive.BUT the problem has been not so much when I want to do something but that others then somehow will have distracted me from my focus.
What I love about OmmWriter is not just the cocoon,but also some of the soothing visual and aural effects.
At times I feel transformed,and it allows me to focus on the task at hand.
I’ve been promising myself lately I would write more,and not only about real estate and life in the swealtering apple (sorry,we’re in the middle of a heat wave at the moment,and I can’t help but think of it).
OmmWriter is available as a free download,but the paid version is only about $5.00.A vertiable bargain,you have the ability to export your content to various file types . What makes me,an unabashed lover of my iPad, happy is that recently they released an iPad version. I literally have carried my MacBook Pro around (which I generally feel to be fairly heavy) so I could specifically use this program,because of how it helps my flow. Same great features,also only about the same price. They also have a Windows version as well.
I find I always write best with pen,and paper.However as both my vision and penmanship worsen,I find myself gravitating towards minimalist tools as well.
If you don’t want to download a program-my suggestion is as follows, set times when you do specific things,turn off the alerts that are meant to be helpful in your email program-those to me are like invitations to procrastinate-and worse case. Literally unplug yourself from the interwebs…..
In the end,its not about the tech you have,its about the tech you use,and that applies to everything in life. Figure out what works best for you,and run like the wind.